Monthly Archives: novembre 2016

Indonesian civil society writes to Banks: APRIL failing to implement its own policy

The environmental coalition Jikalahari and the network of local communities of Riau province, JMGR, have sent two letters to banks, one each to Credit Suisse and ABN Amro, to share some concerns over what is happening on the ground in … Continue reading

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Fornitore della APRIL multato per taglio illegale

A timber supplier of APRIL in Riau was fined by Supreme Court in August trial to pay compensation amount to 16.2 trillion (US$1.19 billion) for illegal logging and environmental destruction occurred during 2004-2006 in Pelalawan district, Riau province. PT Merbau … Continue reading

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Google Earth images demonstrate true extent of burned peatlands in APP concessions

An accurate map showing the extent of last year’s widespread and destructive fires needs to be finalized by means of a spatial verification process and on-the-ground inspections, given that to date the Indonesian government is still referring to the existing, … Continue reading

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APP under the spotlight as another company found replanting burned peatlands

After revealing how a subsidiary of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), PT BAP, carried out land preparation and the replanting of acacia in last year’s burned peatlands, Indonesia’s Ministry of the Environment and Forestry has also now demonstrated that another … Continue reading

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Indonesian authorities reject APP landscape conservation

Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Ministry rejected APP plan for landscape conservation. The plan, released by the APP-driven Belantara Foundation, is aimed to “compensate” past damage by the company. However, according the Ministry, APP is just pretending get a green image … Continue reading

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Indonesia: pulp and paper giant blocking deforestation probe

Greenpeace, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and WWF have claimed that the pulp and paper giant Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) is dodging an independent enquiry into its deforestation practices in Indonesia by withdrawing from the Forest Stewardship Council … Continue reading

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Govt takes tough line against APP’s continual exploitation of burned peatlands

As if unaware of the existence of a regulation prohibiting land preparation and the replanting of last year’s burned peatlands in its pulpwood concessions, a subsidiary of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) operating in the province of South Sumatra has … Continue reading

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APP: Illegal operations on burned peat

The Environment and Forestry Ministry found APP suppliers PT BAP continuing to carry out land preparation and replanting of acacia in last year’s burned peatlands, a few days after the Ministry also found an other APP suppliers, PT WBH doing … Continue reading

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APP criticised by Indonesian authorities for failing to change practices

Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Ministry refused APP plan for landscape conservation. The plan, released by the APP-driven Belantara Foundation, is aimed to “compensate” past damage by the company. However, according the Ministry, APP is just pretending get a green image … Continue reading

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